Sunday Dinner: Summer’s Passing

Mexican Bush Sage comes into bloom here in late September.

Mexican Bush Sage comes into bloom here in late September.


“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth

find reserves of strength that will endure

as long as life lasts.

There is something infinitely healing

in the repeated refrains of nature –

– the assurance that dawn comes after night,

and spring after winter.”


Rachel Carson





Photos by Woodland Gnome 2015




About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

5 responses to “Sunday Dinner: Summer’s Passing

  1. I had forgotten about Salvia leucantha: such a dramatic presence…thanks for the reminder.

    • This Salvia is one I search for each spring. I was very fortunate to find it in early summer this year, and bought enough to spread it around the garden! Now, to help it survive our coming winter! Sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn’t… But I love the form of this plant, and of course this wonderful shade of blue in its flowers.

  2. Thank you for the inspiring quote by Carson.

  3. Maginifcent, I love Zinnias and I heard they grow here too. Beautiful quote by Carson

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